FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Good Practice

EU FLAG projects as of February 2020With the second generation of FLAGs now up and running, there is a growing number of project examples from the past and the present which can inspire other actions aimed at developing fisheries and aquaculture areas around Europe, be it through economic, environmental or social support and investment.
The project descriptions and short stories below give an insight into some of the local projects funded by the FLAGs, while the methods provide helpful examples of effective programme management, ranging from community outreach to FLAG self-assessment.

Good practice examples from 2010-2016

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  • 12/02/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Governance, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    With support from the FLAG, local fishers are helping enforce protection measures and halt poaching in the region’s oldest fisheries marine reserve, Cabo de Palos. Its improved protection has favoured an increase of endemic species.
  • 01/02/2021
    Spain
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    Governance, Education and training, Women
    A cooperation project between two Catalan FLAGs has supported the creation of an association, which aims to increase the visibility of women from fishing and aquaculture and improve their ability to develop business projects that help diversify the sector.
  • 27/01/2021
    Spain
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • 18/01/2021
    Finland
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    New technology, Traceability, Environment, Fisheries resources
    Itä-Suomen kalatalousryhmä on tukenut saalistietojen ilmoittamiseen tarkoitetun mobiilisovelluksen kehittämistä suomalaisille sisävesikalastajille. Ammattikorkeakoulun kehittämä sovellus, joka otettiin käyttöön toukokuussa 2020, parantaa saalistietojen keruuta ja jäljitettävyyttä koko kalastuksen arvoketjussa.
  • 16/12/2020
    Denmark
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    Business support, New technology, Diversification, Marine activities, Tourism
    Limvuonossa on ympäristörasituksesta huolimatta runsaasti meritaimenta, joka on virkistyskalastajien suosima laji. Alueen talous- ja ympäristötavoitteiden saavuttamiseksi FLAG-ryhmät ovat yhdessä paikallisten toimintaryhmien kanssa perustaneet vapaa-ajankalastukseen keskittyvän uuden matkailukohteen.
  • 09/12/2020
    Spain
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    Business support, Diversification, Pesca-tourism, Tourism, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Women
    The ‘Mar das Illas’ cooperation project sees three FLAGs in the Pontevedra province working together to support local fishers and families in their entrepreneurial efforts focused on marine and pesca-tourism.
  • 03/11/2020
    Lithuania
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    Adding value to fisheries, Aquaculture, Business support, Processing, Short circuits, Traceability, Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Infrastructure
    Pienimuotoista kalastusta ja vesiviljelyä harjoittavien yritysten kehittäminen Länsi-Liettuan FLAG-ryhmän alueella on olennainen osa Klaipėdan ja Priekulėn kaltaisten alueiden talouskehitystä. Pienen yrityksen toteuttamassa hankkeessa pyritään parantamaan paikallisten kalastus- ja vesiviljelytuotteiden jalostusta FLAG-ryhmän rahoittamien strategisten investointien avulla.
  • 03/11/2020
    Italy
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    Small-scale and coastal fisheries, Society and culture, Cultural heritage, Education and training, Youth
    The Chioggia and Po Delta FLAG has successfully convinced a high school to launch an official training programme in commercial fishing and fish production. The FLAG used their animation activities, together with fisheries stakeholders and the wider local community, to attract their first groups of students who will become the entrepreneurs of the future.
  • 13/10/2020
    Baltic region
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    Environment, Fisheries resources, Integrated coastal management, Small-scale and coastal fisheries
    Itämeren alueen FLAG-ryhmien laajamittaisessa yhteistyöhankkeessa on saatu lisätietoa kasvavien hylje- ja merimetsokantojen vaikutuksesta alueen pienimuotoiseen rannikkokalastukseen. FLAG-ryhmät ovat hankkeen puitteissa kehittäneet ratkaisuja merellisten luonnonvarojen tasapainoiseen käyttöön ja hoitoon.
  • 17/09/2020
    Germany
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    Tourism, Society and culture, Infrastructure
    Supported by the South Leipzig FLAG, the dynamic redevelopment of former coal mining area into recreational and professional ‘fishing base’ will improve fisheries production and further develop local tourism in the Störmthal lake region.